February 4 Meeting–Combining the Genres of Nude and Landscape with Karin Rosenthal

Belly Landscape

Photographer Karin Rosenthal, will be our featured speaker for our February meeting.  Karin will speak on “Combining the Genres of Nude and Landscape” and approach the topic in two ways. First, she will discuss basic issues involved in the combined genre using historical photos by a number of well-known photographers. Next, she will discuss the ideas motivating the evolution of her approaches in several different series of her work from 1975 to the present.
Karin’s’s photographs of the human figure in the landscape reside in numerous museum collections including the Boston MFA, Brooklyn Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum, the ICP, and the Yale University Art Gallery.  Examples of her work can be found at her website .

A book, Karin Rosenthal: Twenty Years of Photographs, was produced for a retrospective of her work at the Danforth Museum of Art in 2000. In 2011, Boston’s Photographic Resource Center co-sponsored a year-long exhibition of Rosenthal’s work at MIT’s Center for Theoretical Physics.  Her photograph in the exhibition First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography at the Yale University Art Gallery was selected to represent the show of 100 images by 20th Century photographers and was featured in the New York Times review.

Rosenthal is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center where she recently initiated and co-curated an exhibition of work by street photographer Vivian Maier.

As always, guests are welcome.  Please sign in at the door and leave us your email address so that we can alert you regarding future meetings and activities.


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